IBF junior featherweight titleholder Lamont Peterson will defend his belt against ex-titleholder Kendall Holt on Friday. Peterson once sparred with Floyd Mayweather and his trainer, Barry Hunter, says his fighter would be honored to fight the pound-for-pound king.
IBF beltholder Lamont Peterson on Kendall Holt: "At the end of the day...I don't think that he will be able to bite down like I'm going to be able to."
IBF junior welterweight titleholder Lamont Peterson said "I think that VADA is a good thing for the sport," adding, "hopefully I'll use VADA after this fight." Peterson failed a VADA-administered drug test going into his scrapped rematch with Amir Khan.
Lamont Peterson on facing Kendall Holt in his home town of Washington, D.C.: "It helps to hear the voices of your friends and family cheering you on."
Kendall Holt's preparation for Lamont Peterson has included sparring sessions with ex-beltholder Shane Mosley.
Amir Khan's next move will be discussed by Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer and Showtime's Stephen Espinoza.
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer said he was concerned about the threat of terrorism during Sunday's Super Bowl blackout at the Superdome in New Orleans.
WBO middleweight titleholder Peter Quillin is in the mix of a division that includes RING/WBC champ Sergio Martinez, WBA and IBF counterparts Gennady Golovkin and Daniel Geale, as well as ex-beltholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Lamont Peterson: "A victory over Kendall Holt will help me to close that door so that we don't have to talk about no drugs or steroids or testosterone or anything like that anymore."
Current IBF and former WBA junior welterweight titleholder Lamont Peterson has signed a contract with Golden Boy Promotions.
Amir Khan could face Humberto Soto in a 140-pound clash of ex-beltholders
IBF junior welterweight beltholder Lamont Peterson will defend his crown against ex-titleholder Kendall Holt on Feb. 22 in Peterson's home town of Washington, D.C.
Julio Cesar Chavez's positive post-fight drug test case will be reviewed in February; Plus, a Paul Williams update and a look at 6-foot-5 junior middleweight prospect Alantez Fox.
IBF junior welterweight beltholder Lamont Peterson could face Kendall Holt on Feb. 22 at the D.C. Armory.
Undefeated welterweight Dusty Harrison, who is 18, has entered into an agreement with Washington, D.C.-based attorney Jeff Fried that includes a college component.
Unbeaten welterweight Dusty Harrison has entered into an agreement with Washington-based attorney Jeff Fried to handle his budding career.
If they continue to win, Danny Garcia and Amir Khan could fight again in the fall.
Tim Bradley-Lamont Peterson II and the anticipated Brandon Rios-Mike Alvarado rematch could be in the works for March, according to Top Rank CEO Bob Arum.
Tim Bradley is being considered for a rematch with Lamont Peterson.
Amir Khan on his offense-oriented fighting style: "I'm that type of fighter who likes to fight and get into a tear-up."
Trainer Virgil Hunter says Amir Khan's knockout losses are more about awareness than his having a fragile chin, and believes that Miguel Cotto erred by training at high altitude before facing Austin Trout..
Manny Pacquiao on Juan Manuel Marquez: "Our strategy this time is more aggressiveness and of course to develop and to improve the strength more, and also focus on the speed. We have the side-to-side movement. I'm not worried about his strength."
Seth Mitchell: "I believe I'm two or three more fights away from a title shot. I don't think I'm that far away at all."
Amir Khan eyes the Devon Alexander-Kell Brook winner
Seth Mitchell's manager would like to have three "homecoming " bouts after Johnathon Banks.
Only a few years after being released from prison for armed robbery, Dusty Harrison's father and trainer, Buddy Harrison, started his son shadowboxing while he was still in diapers.
Washington, D.C., welterweight Dusty Harrison improved to 10-0 with Saturday night's third-round knockout over Nalo Leal following his seventh appearance at the Washington Convention Center.
Sugar Ray Leonard on being sexually abused as a teenager: "It knocked me down, but it didn't knock me out."
Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, IBF junior welterweight titleholder Lamont Peterson, and former undisputed 140-pound champion Aaron Pryor are among those expected to attend Thursday's "Fight Night For Children" charity event at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C.
Former titleholder Kendall Holt is the next in line to face IBF junior welterweight beltholder Lamont Peterson.
WBA junior featherweight titleholder Guillermo Rigondeaux has signed a multi-fight deal with Top Rank and is expected to return to the ring in December.
Amir Khan said he and trainer Virgil Hunter "discussed the fact that I am an offensive fighter, but now it is time to be a smart fighter, to win fights with my brain."
Former junior welterweight beltholder Amir Khan will attempt to end a two-bout losing streak against unbeaten prospect Carlos Molina on Dec. 15 in Los Angeles.
Amir Khan's first bout since his upset loss to Danny Garcia will be against Southern California-based junior welterweight Carlos Molina on Dec. 15 in a Showtime-televised bout from the L.A. Sports Arena in Los Angeles.
Adrien Broner on his anticipated showdown with WBC lightweight titleholder Antonio DeMarco and his critics: "They will never give me the credit when it's due...even if I go in and I knock this guy out in the first round."
Bob Arum on a rematch between Tim Bradley and Lamont Peterson: "We've sent contracts out, but it's not a deal until it's a deal."
Tickets are going fast for the fourth bout between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez that is scheduled for Dec. 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Former IBF/WBA junior welterweight titleholder Amir Khan will return to the ring in December against California's Carlos Molina on Showtime under a new trainer in Virgil Hunter somewhere in the United States.
Two-time welterweight titleholder Andre Berto could challenge IBF junior middleweight beltholder Cornelius Bundrage on Nov. 24, although he's been mentioned as a potential rival to WBO 147-pound titlewinner Tim Bradley on Dec. 15.
Andre Berto could challenge Cornelius Bundrage on Nov. 24.
If Top Rank CEO Bob Arum has a definitive opponent lined up for undefeated WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley, he isn't saying so.
IBF junior welterweight titleholder Lamont Peterson has been given until Oct. 2 to land a defense against mandatory challenger Zab Judah.
Tim Bradley on Manny Pacquiao: "I wanted to be able to beat him convincingly without any controversy. That's all that I wanted...I wanted another opportunity to silence all of the critics, and all of the world to show that I'm one of the best fighters in the world."
IBF junior welterweight Lamont Peterson aims to secure the first defense of his belt against southpaw Zab Judah.
Nonito Donaire on his year-round random drug testing commitment: "I try to write down anything and everything that I might be in contact with. Even with the food that I'm eating and where I'm at, or where I've been."
Top Rank has reserved the MGM Grand for a Nov. 10 pay-per-view event whose headliner will not be Manny Pacquiao.
Andre Berto has been licensed to fight by the California State Athletic Commission, which is awaiting an appeal hearing concerning a positive drug test by Antonio Tarver that is slated for Oct. 8.
WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley: "If Manny Pacquiao doesn't want to fight me, then I'm looking for a Floyd Mayweather fight. Or I'm looking for a Miguel Cotto fight... I belong in the ring with these guys."
WBC junior featherweight titleholder Abner Mares, lightweight contender Sharif Bogere and featherweight prosepct Gary Russell Jr. could be a part of a big weekend that includes 2012 Olympian pro debuts, Oct. 13-14, on Showtime and CBS.
Lamont Peterson on his positive drug test and the IBF's decision to allow him to keep their title: "The IBF did the proper process and they did an excellent job. I feel like the IBF did the job and they cleared my name."
Unbeaten former lightweight titleholder Brandon Rios on his Oct. 13 clash with undefeated 140-pound contender Mike Alvarado: "It's going to be a very violent, very bloody fight. It's going to be a can't-miss fight."
Former three-division beltholder Miguel Cotto is expected to return to the ring on Dec. 1 at New York City's famed Madison Square Garden.
Paul Williams has accepted in invitation from WBC junior middleweight beltholder Saul "Canelo" Alvarez to be ringside for his defense against Josesito Lopez on Sept. 15 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Though now in a wheelchair after his May 27 motorcycle accident, Paul Williams is still on the move, getting out to see the movie Ted and attending a local fight, according to his manager, George Peterson.
Trainer Freddie Roach does not believe that Amir Khan's fourth-round knockout loss had anything to do with Khan's parting with strength and conditioning guru Alex Ariza, a former assistant to Roach.
On Friday, the IBF could render a decision whether or not to strip Lamont Peterson of the belt he won from Amir Khan in the wake of Peterson's positive drug test in March.
Freddie Roach on his conversation with Amir Khan: "I had a very nice breakfast with Shah Khan and Amir. So we had a nice meeting yesterday, and no one talked about getting fired."
Lamont Peterson's camp says that his medical records will clear his name in the wake of his positive drug tests, and that his status as the WBA's "champion in recess" allows room for the fighter to contend for the organization's belt.
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer has taken issue with the notion that Amir Khan has a "glass chin" and that the 25-year-old, two-division, former three-belt winner should retire in the wake of Saturday's fourth-round knockout loss to Danny Garcia.
Amir Khan and Danny Garcia will compete for THE RING, IBF and WBA junior welterweight titles on Saturday night on HBO.
Amir Khan has been re-instated as the WBA's junior welterweight titleholder heading into Saturday night's clash with WBC beltholder Danny Garcia.
Representatives for IBF junior welterweight titleholder Lamont Peterson have submitted his medical records to the IBF in dispute of the fighter's positive drug test for synthetic testosterone, which cancelled his rematch with Amir Khan.
Danny Garcia and Amir Khan wll be subjected to random drug testing of blood and urine by the United States Anti-Doping Agency leading up to their July 14 fight, which currently is for the WBC and WBA titles.
Lamont Peterson has been stripped of the WBA 140-pound title he won from Amir Khan as a result of his failed pre-fight drug test, according to Golden Boy Promotions' Richard Schaefer. The vacant belt will be on the line when Khan challenges WBC titleholder Danny Garcia on July 14.
Victor Ortiz is expected to receive surgery to repair a broken jaw on Sunday, according to his manager and his promoter.
WBO junior featherweight titleholder Nonito Donaire will pioneer a move for year-round, random drug testing of blood and urine to be conducted by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association.
Former two-time welterweight titleholder Paul Williams is able to move himself from his bed to a wheelchair in the wake of a May 27 motorcyle accident that rendered him paralyzed from the waist down.
Paul Williams: "I am very thankful to all of my fans and friends who have rallied around me in a time when I need them the most."
Paul Williams: "I'm going to do this thing. My odds of walking again? You know, I control all of that."
Paul Williams: "They told me there is a very slight chance of walking because the spine was, like, crushed or whatever...but as far as me walking and all of that, it's all on me. I'm going to be walking. I know that. That's how I feel."
Manager George Peterson describes Paul Williams as being in an "excellent frame of mind" despite his involvement in a motorcycle accident on Sunday that has left the fighter paralyzed from the waist down, hospitalized and in anticipation of surgery.
Bob Arum: "Tim Bradley is so confident that it's scary. I mean, he is absolutely 100 percent convinced that he's winning the fight" against Manny Pacquiao on June 9.
Amir Khan will face WBC junior welterweight titleholder Danny Garcia at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas on July 14